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Centering Prayer ~ Every Tuesday (Online)

January 04, 2022 / Tuesday - December 27, 2022 / Tuesday
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and […]

Labyrinth Walk for Small Groups (In-Person by Appointment)

July 01, 2022 / Friday - December 01, 2022 / Thursday

The labyrinth is a sacred prayer practice. When walking the labyrinth, the body moves across a landscape of twists and turns looking for center. Just as life is not a maze, neither is the labyrinth — there is no trick to finding your way, only a faithful commitment to the journey. [The labyrinth] ... is […]

Dominican Center Bookshelf ~ The Seed Keeper (Online)

August 18, 2022 / Thursday - September 08, 2022 / Thursday

Join Dominican Center Marywood  in a virtual book discussion on The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. The Seed Keeper is a compelling story of the sorrow and hope of Dakota women whose courage and tenacity have much to teach us. Weaving together stories of present and past, The Seed Keeper is a beautifully told story […]

Called to Be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 2 Spiritual Director Practicum 2022-2023 (Online)

September 09, 2022 / Friday - May 19, 2023 / Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum Year 2 … ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit […]

Called to be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 1 Spiritual Director Practicum 2022 - 2023 (In-Person)

September 09, 2022 / Friday - May 13, 2023 / Saturday
6:30pm - 3:30pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Year 1 Practicum… ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is […]

Invisible Walls: Ethnic Boundaries Within the City of Grand Rapids (In Person)

September 12, 2022 / Monday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Gather with us in person on September 12 for Invisible Walls: Ethnic Boundaries Within the City of Grand Rapids. It's said that birds of a feather flocked together. But is that true? And if it is true, is it healthy for the environment? As you look around your circles — family, neighborhood, faith community, work […]

We Remember: Journeys of Hope ~ Interfaith Memorial Service (In-Person)

September 13, 2022 / Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Be with us for this year's 8th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service, We Remember: Journeys of Hope. This event is free and open to the public. The memorial service is a time of remembrance in a welcoming and inclusive space. There will be opportunities for personal reflection, remembrance activities, and acknowledgment of loss. Activities include: Kite […]

Foundations in Spirituality 2022-2023 (In-Person)

September 17, 2022 / Saturday - May 20, 2023 / Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

Foundations in Spirituality is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that continue to deepen our present spiritual journey.   Update:   Christ will make His home in your heart as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down […]

Leading Group Spiritual Direction Practicum (In-Person)

September 19, 2022 / Monday - April 17, 2023 / Monday
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Spiritual Directors are invited to join us for the Leading Group Spiritual Direction Practicum (in-person) beginning this September. In this 8-session offering, participants develop the background and skills necessary to form and facilitate contemplative spiritual direction and group spiritual direction. In addition, each participant will facilitate a spiritual direction group as part of the practicum […]

We Are All Related (Online)

September 24, 2022 / Saturday
2:00pm - 4:45pm

We Are All Related is a collaboration with the Community of Communities, a unique collaboration with retreat centers across the United States and Canada. Be with us for an afternoon of reflection and participation on the relationship among humans, animals, trees, plants, and all Earth elements through the indigenous principle we are all related. Let's […]

We Are All Related (Attend In Person)

September 24, 2022 / Saturday
2:00pm - 4:45pm

We Are All Related is a collaboration with the Community of Communities, a unique collaboration with retreat centers across the United States and Canada. Be with us for an afternoon of reflection and participation on the relationship among humans, animals, trees, plants, and all Earth elements through the indigenous principle we are all related. Let's come together […]

Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation (Online and In-Person)

September 30, 2022 / Friday - October 02, 2022 / Sunday

Join us for this Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation beginning September 30. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature so enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by […]

Earth's Divine Providence Morning Retreat (In Person)

October 01, 2022 / Saturday
9:30am - 12:00pm

Retreat with us for Earth's Divine Providence on October 1. Jesus often lifted up creation in teaching his followers … recall faith the size of a mustard seed, the grain of wheat, the vine and branches, and the birds of the air. A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. ~ Merton The […]

Tending the Call: The Impact of God (Online)

October 04, 2022 / Tuesday - December 06, 2022 / Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Be with us this fall for Tending the Call. Join our community of Spiritual Directors who feel called to deepen their understanding of the spiritual wisdom of various spiritual giants and contemplative practices introduced in Practicum I and II. We will revisit the teachings of these foundational companions and reimagine ways they might support our […]

Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God’s Presence in Your Daily Life (Online)

October 10, 2022 / Monday - May 08, 2023 / Monday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Journey with us on our online Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God's Presence in Your Daily Life. We yearn for spiritual strength as we move through these uncertain times and as we try to quiet the static and noise around us ... We look for spiritual wisdom, especially as our worship places limit their availability ... […]

Group Spiritual Direction (In-Person)

October 12, 2022 / Wednesday - May 10, 2023 / Wednesday
3:00pm - 5:00pm

You are invited to join us for the Group Spiritual Direction (in-person) beginning this October. Are you interested in being with others who are seeking an honest relationship with God? Do you long to participate in a group process of prayerful listening and response in a confidential setting? Are you willing to open your spiritual […]

Group Spiritual Direction (Online)

October 12, 2022 / Wednesday - May 10, 2023 / Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

You are invited to join us for the Group Spiritual Direction (online) beginning this October. Are you interested in being with others who are seeking an honest relationship with God? Do you long to participate in a group process of prayerful listening and response in a confidential setting? Are you willing to open your spiritual […]

Spiritual Director Supervision Practicum (In-Person)

October 17, 2022 / Monday - April 04, 2023 / Tuesday
6:30pm - 9:00pm

This 7-month Spiritual Director Supervision Practicum is for experienced spiritual directors who feel drawn to respond to a deeper layer of ministerial service as they offer sacred support and bear witness to other practicing directors.   The monastic practice of humility is an invitation to allow others to offer us wisdom, to recognize (become aware) […]

A Bottle Full of Tears ~ Moving Through Grief (In-Person)

October 21, 2022 / Friday - October 22, 2022 / Saturday
6:30pm - 4:30pm

Be with us for a Bottle Full of Tears a retreat on moving through grief. Gather with us as we explore the stages of the grief experience in a two-day, in-person interactive retreat. Using a variety of transformative practices alongside reflective pauses for integration, we will honor ways we might be worked by loss, learn […]

Journey into Silence Retreat ~ Rising from Winter (4-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)

March 23, 2023 / Thursday - March 26, 2023 / Sunday

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here […]